Virtual Reality


To the Moon


Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang, 2018, 15:00 min
Directors: Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang
Screenplay: Laurie Anderson
Soundtrack: Laurie Anderson
Programer:  Hsin-Chien Huang
Production: Canal Street Communications (Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang)
World sales: Codex Management

“To The Moon” uses images and tropes from Greek mythology, literature, science, sci-fi space movies, and politics to create an imaginary and dark new moon. During the 15-minute virtual reality experience, the viewer is shot out from Earth, walks on the surface of the Moon, glides through space debris, flies through DNA skeletons, and is lifted up the side and then tossed off a lunar mountain.


Directors’ Statement:
“To The Moon” is dedicated to the ancient Chinese painter who made a huge vertical landscape, a painting of a mountain with groves of pine trees, a steep road winding up to the top, waterfalls, tiny hikers with walking sticks, thatched bamboo huts, and fishermen casting their nets in the sea far below. The painting was very intricate and it took many years to make. When the painter finally finished the painting, he walked into it. This is what we aim to do with “To The Moon”, allow the viewer to literally walk into a work of art.

Die Virtual-Reality-Installation „To The Moon“ wurde von folgenden Institutionen in Auftrag gegeben: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Dänemark; National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan; National Taiwan Normal University
“To The Moon” virtual reality experience was commissioned by The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark;  The National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan; The National Taiwan Normal University
 
Opening Times VR-Station:
Mon, Thu, Fr: 12 noon - 18 p.m.
Wed: 12 noon - 8.30 p.m.
Sat, Sun, holidays: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.








: Film still TO THE MOON © Laurie Anderson/Hsin-Chien Huang (Canal Street Communciations, New York)
Film still TO THE MOON © Laurie Anderson/Hsin-Chien Huang (Canal Street Communciations, New York)

Virtual experience of the Hallstatt Salt Mine

 
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of miners 3,000 years ago, with VR-glasses and a special guided tour. [guided tours in German!]
 
Hallstatt is the oldest known salt mine in the world. More than a hundred meters deep, miners built gigantic excavation chambers three thousand years ago - the largest we know in the world. With the help of special virtual reality-glasses you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of these miners and get a feel of the dimension of the prehistoric salt industry. One can get involved in the work process and experience in an immediate, realistic way what is already known about the living and working conditions in this underground world by the research project Hallstatt.


Where
Natural History Museum Vienna, hall 12 ("Hallstattsaal")

When
currently no dates available

Number of participants
10 pers.

Tickets
€ 24,- at the museum's ticket counter.
Reservation possible via

The guided tours are in German.



A cooperation between NHM Vienna, Salzwelten GmbH, Salinen Austria AG, Scenomedia and the Interreg Project VirtualArch .
VR at NHM Vienna, hall 12: VR at NHM Vienna, hall 12
VR at NHM Vienna, hall 12
Visualization of the research-tunnel: Visualization of the research-tunnel
Visualization of the research-tunnel
Bronze Age miner at work: Bronze Age miner at work
Bronze Age miner at work
Credits:
Picture 1: NHM Wien, Alice Schumacher
Picture 2+3: I.Slamar; H. Reschreiter/NHM Wien
  
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